Licensure and Mentorship

Intern Development Program and Architect’s Registration Examination Resources: Move more rapidly through the process of getting licensed with the AIA’s Intern Development Program resources  and the Architect’s Registration Examination.  The AIA also offers numerous A.R.E. study workshops at conferences and online. Check out the events calendar and the AIA Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum (YAF) for information on A.R.E. Review Sessions and AIA Pittsburgh’s A.R.E. Library.

Free AIA Continuing Education Transcript: Interns enrolled in the Internship Development Program (IDP) can submit any AIA approved continuing education course for supplementary education credit. 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) is equal to 1 IDP Training Hour. Sign up for a free AIA transcript.

Mentorship: A series of AIA tools help you be an effective mentor, as well as help to find one. These programs are a collaborative effort of the AIA’s national Mentoring Task Group and numerous contributors from within and outside the profession of architecture.


Events, Activities, Support, and Networking Opportunities: AIA Pittsburgh offers opportunities to develop leadership skills and create greater visibility for the profession in your own community.

Networking Opportunities: Meet with key business leaders and industry professionals at local, state, and national programs and events, as well as online. These opportunities provide value and help to grow your business.

National Associate Committee: Find programs, activities, and resources that ensure you have a strong voice within the AIA, including your subscription to the AIA AssociateNews and FORWARD email publications.

Educational Programs: Keep up-to-date with the profession’s trends and issues, and fulfill mandatory continuing education requirements.

Government Advocacy: A legislative agenda furthers the profession of architecture and calls on Congress and the Administration to pursue policies that will stimulate work for architects.

Design Competition, Exhibit, Gala, and Awards Ceremony: Fall brings the excitement of Design Pittsburgh, AIA Pittsburgh’s annual celebration of excellence in architecture and design, and honoring those who create it. Design Pittsburgh highlights outstanding architecture and design in the Pittsburgh region. Held annually in October, Design Pittsburgh features an architectural design exhibition, a juried Design Awards competition, public voting opportunity for the coveted People’s Choice Award, a gala for more than 400 members, affiliates, design enthusiasts, and guests, a VIP reception honoring the Gold Medal recipient, and a ceremony recognizing the winners of the prestigious AIA Pittsburgh’s Design Awards, including the Young Architects Studio Competition.

Members Features and Promotions: The work of members and member firms is given preference in all of our publications, with views on issues solicited from AIA architects and the Chapter’s Industry Partners.

Assoc. AIA Credential: As an AIA member, you signify to colleagues and potential employers that you adhere to a professional code of ethics and share a common goal to build better places for people to live, work, and play. AIA members also have the ability to use the AIA logo to illustrate their membership affiliation. (Some restrictions apply on logo usage.)


AIA CES Discovery: Provides on-demand access to your continuing education transcripts and allows you to search thousands of education courses and hundreds of approved education providers.

AIA Knowledge Communities: 25 unique groups that enable you to customize your membership and network with like-minded colleagues who share your specific interests.

AIA KnowledgeNet: The member-driven social networking site that gives you access to thousands of AIA members and their collective; it is a space to share best practices and case studies, conduct discussion threads, and meet other design professionals.

eColumns: AIA Pittsburgh’s weekly e-newsletter is sent out to AIA members, industry partners, and constituents each Friday. It highlights important CES opportunities, meeting announcements, and programs offered by AIA Pittsburgh, and other select events important to architects. Sign up to receive eColumns.

Subscriptions to AIArchitect, the AIA bi-weekly electronic newsletter covering news, tips and trends; and ARCHITECT, the official print magazine of the AIA; as well as the option to download digital editions of residential architect, EcoHome, and ECO-STRUCTURE.


Architect Finder: An online directory where you can create a detailed profile for your firm and potential clients can connect with you directly, also available through AIA Pittsburgh’s website.

AIA Career Center: The premier electronic recruitment resource where you can post opportunities at a discount or find opportunities for free

AIA Pittsburgh Job Board and Resume Bank: View job postings and post resumes online.

Market Research: Delivered in the monthly Architecture Billings Index, which forecasts nine to 12 months regionally and nationally, and the Compensation Report, a salary survey of 39 positions.

AIA Contract Documents: The most widely accepted standard form documents in the industry, prepared by the AIA in collaboration with owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, and engineers, to help you conduct construction-based business efficiently and effectively; available to members at a discount.
Receive a 20% discount on paper documents ordered through AIA Pittsburgh.

AIA Advantage: Discounts on products and services such as shipping, credit cards, technology, and more

Join a committee  or a community and connect with like-minded professionals to learn, collaborate, and share ideas in areas of professional interest.
The AIA Trust—Where smart architects manage risk AIA Trust is a free risk management resource, offering benefit programs and practice resources for AIA Members.